Call for Nominations to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

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The Offices of the Vice President Research and Research and Innovation Services are asking the University of Lethbridge community to suggest nominees for election to the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in Spring 2019.  As part of the annual selection and nomination process, the VPR and Office of Research and Innovation Services are looking for input on institutional nominations.  The University of Lethbridge is able to submit up to three nominations to the RSC College on an annual basis.  In order for a nominee to be eligible for electoral consideration, nominees must be no more than 15 years from the conferral of their PhD (or equivalent qualification) at the time of nomination (Spring 2019).

Deadline for suggestions is May 10, 2018.

To provide a suggestion for a future nomination to the RSC College, please submit the following:

  1. Nominee’s current CV in any format acceptable by the tri-council (NSERC, CIHR or SSHRC);

  2. A 1,000-word narrative summary of the suggested nominee’s accomplishments outlining how the candidate’s record meets the statutory criteria of excellence and why the candidate is deserving of election;

  3. A draft cover letter (1 page) indicating the rationale for nomination; and 

  4. Names of two suggested referees.

The package can be emailed to Penny D’Agnone at before the deadline. 

Please note – there is a concurrent Call for Nominations for Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada:

The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists -

The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. It will comprise a fourth entity (along with the current three Academies) within the Royal Society of Canada.

The Members of the College are Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement. The criteria for election is excellence, and membership is for seven years. Up to 100 Members may be elected each year.

For more information on the RSC College, please visit:

Fellowship and College Member Selection process –

In early spring of each year, a call for suggestions for College and Fellowship nominations to the RSC will be launched.  Feedback on the packages submitted will be sought from those who currently sit in the RSC as Fellows or College members.  Feedback and nomination suggestions will be considered by the VPR and AVPR and then a final decision regarding nominations to be put forward that coming year will rest with the President.  The Grants Facilitators within the Office of Research and Innovation Services will be responsible for working with the nominees in an iterative way to develop and submit the nomination on behalf of the University of Lethbridge. 

If you have any questions, please contact Penny D’Agnone at


Penny D'Agnone | | (403) 382-7198